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The Tongue Trade

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The Tongue Trade by Michael J. Martineck
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  Technothriller
  Action & Adventure
  Mystery & Detective
  Dystopian



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The Tongue Trade

Release Dates:

  •    June 4 - July 3, 2024 – Pre-order on Amazon (exclusive) - eBook edition.
  •    July 4, 2024 – Released on Amazon Select - eBook edition only.
  •    October 4, 2024 – Released everywhere - print and eBook editions.
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When words are the ultimate currency,
silence can be lethal.

In the not-too-distant future, humanity's ability to communicate has fractured, creating a labyrinth of professional jargons so dense that only specialists like William Kirst, Private Interpreter, can unravel them.

Kirst is a linchpin in a society where understanding is a luxury, and secrets are the norm. His routine existence is shattered when he becomes entangled in a murder investigation, a crime spoken in a language of bullets and blood.

As an interpreter sworn to confidentiality Kirst is bound by an oath that puts his life in jeopardy and his morals in shackles. The more he uncovers, the deeper he's edged into a conspiracy where language, as a weapon and a prison, pushes him closer to a dark truth.

The Tongue Trade is a riveting exploration of language, loyalty, and the lethal power of secrets. It questions the boundaries of ethical duty and the price of silence in a fragmented world.

Where words are the ultimate currency, silence can be lethal.


About the Author:

I started writing stories when I was twelve and I can promise you I'm WAY better now. Nothing but continuous improvement. I'm like a little, one-man Toyota factory, only for novels. Since 6th grade . . .

  . . . DC Comics published a couple of stories in the early 90s.

  . . . Strange Horizons, Planetmag, Aphelion and a couple of other long-dead e-zines helped me out in 00s, along with The Misspellers and The Wrong Channel, both books for middle readers and the like.

 . . . EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy published Cinco de Mayo, my first novel for adults, and finalist for the Alberta Reader’s choice Award. It was followed by The Milkman (which won an IPPY for best science fiction novel, and an Eric Hoffer finalist) and its sequel, The Link Boy.

. . . Our Little Secret Press recently published Untouchable, a cocktail of romance and crime with a dash of weird.

After 30 years in advertising, I currently teach English at two local colleges. [MORE]


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